France Ligue 2 – Ajaccio v Rodez Preview (1/11/19)

Match Preview

Ajaccio are one of the real surprises this season but I said a few weeks ago that they look legitimately good and it wouldn’t be wise to bet against them right now. Olivier Pantaloni led this team to third place just a couple of seasons ago and has a history of both over and under achieving. It looks like this season it’s the turn of the former. However, somewhat against what you’d expect it’s been their away form which has been more impressive. ACA only have a 2-3-1 home record which is average at best. Whether the very poor pitch at Le Stade Francois Coty is impacting them negatively I’m not sure but they haven’t been as good in front of their own fans. I think Rodez will come here tonight and make life difficult. They had a good gameplan at Clermont a couple of weeks ago and left with 1-0 victory. I suspect this will be a tight encounter containing few goals. The last four fixtures at this venue have ended 1-0 0-0 2-0 and 0-0 so under would probably be the best bet if you were after something. The bookies are giving nothing away with really tight lines though so I’ll leave it alone.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None